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Poster: light into ashes Date: Jan 7, 2013 11:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wesleyan 5/3/70 tape & video?

Well it looks like Micah's on the case... To access the Special Collections you need an advance appointment, so it won't be an immediate thing.

Has campus lore about the show been growing over the years?

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jan 8, 2013 8:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wesleyan 5/3/70 tape & video?

Definitely good for Micah to do it, he is physically nearby (I am not).

I have no idea what the campus lore nowdays says about the Grateful Dead at Wesleyan. When I was there (late seventies/early eighties), the Grateful Dead were fairly big - or maybe it was just that I happened to meet these people, I don't know. People did speak with awe trying to visualize the Grateful Dead RIGHT HERE on Foss Hill ... by the time I was there, it was a big deal to have Hall and Oates - hippie vibe had majorly given way to preppiness.

Barlow is a Wesleyan alum (long before my time). I think that made the Dead more of a phenomenon at Wesleyan than they were/are at similar colleges. Or maybe by now, that effect has worn off. I don't know. I can only think of one person I know whose kid is presently there - I'll ask him if I see him any time soon.